166 Bedford Highway
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3M 2J6
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Established in 1873, Mount Saint Vincent University (the Mount) offers the best of both worlds – a beautiful campus overlooking the Bedford Basin, while located just minutes from downtown Halifax.
A diverse mix of more than 4,000 women and men from across Canada and from more than 54 countries take advantage of the Mount’s programs and unique sense of community through on-campus classes or at a distance. A leader in distance education, the Mount offers 10 full undergraduate degree programs and four graduate degree programs online.
The Mount offers bachelor’s degrees in arts and science, education and professional studies. It also offers a number of certificates and diplomas. Many of the professional studies programs are unique to the Mount and are recognized internationally. They include programs in applied human nutrition, business administration, tourism and hospitality management, child and youth studies and public relations. One of the newest programs is the Bachelor of Science in Science Communication. With practicum and cooperative study opportunities, students gain hands-on experience they can apply in the workforce.
There are also 14 graduate programs that build on and enhance undergraduate program strengths, including the Master of Public Relations program, which is the only one of its kind in Canada. The Mount is also a part of the PhD in Educational Studies, a joint-initiative with St. Francis Xavier University and Acadia University. The program is the Mount’s first doctorate program.
The Mount houses 16 research centres and institutes addressing real world issues like aging, food security and issues related to social justice. It ranks among the top three undergraduate universities in Canada for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grants. External research funding has more than quadrupled in the last five years and the Mount is home to two Canada Research Chairs and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (WISE). The primary goal of the Chair is to increase the participation of women in science and engineering and to provide role models for women active in, and considering, careers in these fields.
At the Mount, graduate and undergraduate students enjoy a number of advantages as research assistants uncommon at larger universities. As research assistants, students work at a professional level with professors who are experts in their fields and obtain a practical understanding of the research process while extending their academic knowledge. The university has more than doubled the number of undergraduate students holding research assistantships over the last three years, while graduate research assistantships have also increased. These unique opportunities can be life changing for students, opening up professional possibilities and new aspirations.
Canadian student fees 2012-13 *
Undergraduate tuition fees: $4,607 - $5,629
Graduate tuition fees: $6,797 - $7,819
International student fees 2012-13 *
Undergraduate tuition fees: $11,565
Graduate tuition fees: $13,755
* Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities.
Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.
2012 rounded preliminary fall enrolment *
Full-time (undergraduates): 2,290
Full-time (graduates): 100
Part-time (undergraduates): 630
Part-time (graduates): 930
* Source: Association of Atlantic Universities